Brittany Coleman

Brittany Coleman

Program Manager, Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center, Gainesville, FL


Brittany Coleman is the Program Manager for Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center in Gainesville, Florida. Ms. Coleman has dedicated most of her career to working in social service agencies that are focused on the well-being and mental health of underserved populations. She received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. While at the Adler School, she worked as a graduate research assistant for the Institute on Social Exclusion, which focused on research around the impact of systemic barriers on physical and psychological well-being. During her time at the Institute, she was a part of a research team that developed a Mental Health Impact Assessment, which highlighted how employer hiring practices impacted the mental health of individuals with an arrest record in minority communities on the south side of Chicago. In her current position, Ms. Coleman has continued to work in collaboration with local leaders to change systems that impact the clients she serves. She has worked with local judges to strengthen policy around victim safety in domestic violence cases and brought training to local law enforcement agencies to enhance their response to victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Ms. Coleman currently chairs the Alachua County Domestic Violence Task Force and values working collaboratively with community partners to make Alachua County a safe and welcoming place to live. She also conducts community presentations on trauma and trauma-informed practices. Most notably, Ms. Coleman is a member of the Gainesville Remembrance Project Steering Committee, which is participating with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to bring awareness, through truth and reconciliation, to issues of racial terror and oppression.